The Morning Walk


Most mornings, the dogs of the Lower Lower East Side, (Pip, Ollie,  Jackson, Penny, Coco, Cosmo, Malish, Charlie, Maxie,  Buddha, Ziggy, Julia,  Louie, Capone, Nola, Zoey and Ralph) gather for a walk and bring their owners along. This has been going on for nearly twenty years. Michael Devereaux, long time downtown resident, seen here giving out treats on […]

‘Xin Nian Kuai Le’

Brookfield Place will offer traditional Chinese music and dancing, along with numerous other Lunar New Year festivities, this weekend.

By now, most of us have heard that the current Lunar New Yearcelebration is inaugurating the Year of the Pig, the 12th sign in the Chinese Zodiac. What fewer people realize, however, is that there are five Years of the Pigin the 60-year cycle observed throughout East Asia — because each of the 12 annual […]

Being Vigilant about the View

An architect's rendering for the new Blockhouse Restaurant, proposed for publicly owned land beneath the FDR Drive.

The Howard Hughes Corporation plans to build a large new restaurant under the FDR Drive, near the intersection of John and South Streets, in the South Street Seaport neighborhood. At its January 22 meeting, Community Board 1 (CB1) debated two resolutions to authorize this proposal. The first resolution, which considered whether to grant the new […]

‘Make Changes’


Here are the last words of Patrick Turner, aged 16: “So much pressure is placed on the students to do well that I couldn’t do it anymore. There is never a moment to brake. Finals have pressured me immensely, along with a lot of other people. I want you to know that my parents were […]

The Pace of Change


Lower Manhattan’s Pace University, held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Monday to unveil the recently completed first phase of a multi-year plan to upgrade its campus: the extensive modernization to its signature Downtown structure, One Pace Plaza (built in 1969), and the adjacent historic structure, 41 Park Row (which dates from 1857). The renovation, which began […]

New Date Night Destination Coming to FiDi

A 40,000-square foot, 14-screen multiplex cinema is coming to the underground levels of 28 Liberty Street, where developer Fosun International is creating more than 300,000 square feet of subterranean retail,

A national theater chain that aims to make movies fun again (with equal parts etiquette and alcohol) is coming to the Financial District. Community Board 1 (CB1) recommended approval of a liquor license for the Alamo Drafthouse, a chain of cinemas that signed a lease for a 40,000-square foot space at 28 Liberty Street in […]



6 to 7:30PM Formaggio & Vino Eataly Cheese and wine tasting class with Eataly’s experts. $55. World Trade Center. 6:15PM Battery Park Book Club New York Public Library Join the Battery Park Book Club for a lively discussion of a great book. This month’s book is “On Chesil Beach”, by Ian McEwan. free. Battery […]

Hope Floats

Safe Harbor: A film about refugees and migration will be on display from a barge towed through local waters for the next several nights.

Shimon Attie, a visual artist who first made his reputation in the 1990s by projecting slides of scenes from Jewish life in Germany before World War Two onto the sides of buildings in modern Berlin, will be treating Lower Manhattan residents to a silent film about asylum seekers for the next several nights. The film, […]



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To the editor: Once again, it has become critically, crucially clear that the NYC Economic Development Corporation (EDC) in its collaboration with The Howard Hughes Corp about the future of the Historical Tin Building historical and other actions,  past, present and future plans is the WRONG city agency to oversee the current and future existence […]